"Late yesterday we received notice from theNCAA that KevinShort (junior, cornerback) would not be allowed to compete in gamesthis year. Their rationale was that because Kevin has a redshirt year availableit would be best spent solidifying his academics. He will still have two yearsof eligibility remaining after this season."
"We are extremely disappointed with this decision. Kevin's junior collegetranscript was better than most and indicated no reason to expect anythingother than academic success. He was admitted to Kansas as a regular admit withgrades and transferable hours exceeding entrance requirements, yet the NCAAruled to take away competition this year. We asked the NCAA representatives toallow Kevin to speak to them so he could show them how he had overcomeadversity in life to become a proud new student, but they rejected thatrequest."
"Although I am disappointed for our team, I am much more concerned for Kevinpersonally. We discussed the situation with Kevin today and although it wastough to explain the rationale of the NCAA, we are moving forward turning thisinto a redshirt year focusing on academics."
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